Arts on the Horizon!

| June 1, 2015

By Jaye Clements

School is finally out and it’s family time!  Are you ready for some summer fun?  Take a look at this month’s events and explore all the exciting, entertainment Sarasota has to offer!

The Sarasota Music Festival – June never sounded so good!  For 3 weeks, internationally recognized artists & students come together to study & perform chamber music.  The Festival has a reputation as being one of the finest, classical music events in the nation.  You’ll enjoy listening to upcoming young musicians, from around the world!

June 1 to June 20 – 3 weeks of brilliant performances to choose from with over 40 international musicians and 60 gifted students, chosen from nearly 500 applicants worldwide… Performances will be held at the Sarasota Opera House and Holley Hall at the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center. http://www.sarasotaorchestra.org/festival/about

June 4, 11, 18 – Thursday Artist Showcases Acclaimed faculty artists perform captivating pieces, in the intimacy of Holley Hall each Thursday at 4:30 pm. (Purchase wine along with complimentary hors d’oeuvres beginning at 3:30)

June 5, 12, 19 – Friday Festivals The best students perform chamber masterworks each Friday, at 8pm., during the Sarasota Music Festival.

June 7, 12, 21 – Saturday Symphonies Symphony concerts highlighting the student orchestra and concerto performances by faculty artists and first-rate students every Saturday, at 8:00 pm.

June 7, 14, 19 – Student Recitals Intimate performances by student ensembles.

Master Classes – Students participate in a variety of master classes, taught by world renowned faculty. The classes offer advanced students an opportunity to learn from experts, in a small group.  Classes are open to the public.  You will experience how faculty train the next generation of orchestra musicians. http://www.sarasotaorchestra.org/festival/concerts/master-classes

Festival Lectures – Artistic Director Robert Levin and Conductor Nicholas McGegan provides musical insights and a unique perspective during these popular and entertaining festival lectures.

For more information: http://www.sarasotaorchestra.org/festival

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June 1 to June 14 – The 10th Annual Savor Sarasota Restaurant week… Area restaurants participate in offering superb culinary options!  Lunch at $15 & three course dinner $29. http://www.savorsarasota.com/

Who’s cooking? Award winning chefs from our community!  http://www.savorsarasota.com/whos-cooking

Participating award winning restaurants: http://www.savorsarasota.com/whats-cooking

Learn more about some of the venues: http://www.savorsarasota.com/stories

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Woody sez picJune 3 at 2pm & 8pm – at the Asolo – Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie, in the Mertz Theatre.

http://tickets.asolorep.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=628Inspired Lunacy pic

June 3 to 21 – Inspired Lunacy – A comical musical, at Florida Studio Theatre  Gompertz Theatre  https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/inspired-lunacy

June 4, 6:30 to 9pm – 1St Friday Art Walk – S. Palm Ave.  The 1st Friday of every month, merchants on Palm stay open late and welcome art enthusiasts to enjoy the galleries!  There is live entertainment along the street and some of the shops offer refreshments.

June 5, 6 to 9pm – Music on Main in LWR.  Live music, entertainment.  Beer & Wine available.  http://www.lakewoodranch.com/musiconmain

June 5, 6 to 9pm – Downtown Sarasota at 5 Points Park – Live entertainment and performances.

June 6, 10am to 1pm World Oceans Day at Mote Marine. https://mote.org/events/details/world-oceans-day-family-festival1

June 12, 26 7 to 9pm – Free Friday night concert, in Venice with 5/12 Taylor & Larry and 5/26 Mindy Simmons & The Hot Pockets at the Gazebo in Centennial park!

http://www.venicemainstreet.com/index.php/what-to-do/event-calendar

June 20 10am to 6pm – 23rd Annual Venice Craft Festival – Miami Ave.

http://www.venicemainstreet.com/index.php/what-to-do/event-calendar

June 6 10 to 6 – Dakin Dairy Farm Fest $20, includes the activities including craft table and is geared toward children & families – music by Southern Pride. http://www.dakindairyfarms.com/

June 12 to June 14 – Skyway Film Festival – Bradenton’s celebration of the arts & films.

http://skywayfilmfestival.org/

June 13, 14 – 10am to 4pm.  St. Armand’s Craft Festival ~ St. Armand’s Circle http://artfestival.com/Festivals/St_Armands_Circle_Craft_Festival_Sarasota_Florida_June.ASPX

summer circus picJune 16 to Aug 1 – Summer Circus Spectacular, at the Historic Asolo Theatre. Performances will be held Tuesday through Friday 11am & 2pm and Saturdays at 2pm & 5pm.  http://www.ringling.org/events/summer-circus-spectacular

June 19 – 6 to 10pm – 3rd Friday Art Walks, all year long at Towles Court http://www.towlescourt.com/index.htm

June 20 – Paddleboard Championship races on SK beach, including entertainment, music food and fun! http://www.sarasotasupseries.com/

June 21, 22, 10am to 5pm. Venice Craft Festival, downtown Venice on Miami Ave.Grand Prix Boat Races pic

June 27 to July 5 – Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival – offshore racing! Proceeds benefit Suncoast Charities for Children.  http://www.suncoastoffshore.org/

 

 

 

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